60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait delegates prepare for the 12th annual Festival of Pacific Arts

Guam’s Pacific Festival of Arts is back for its 12th year, bringing with it a huge delegate line-up of 60 artists who will be representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait culture. To celebrate the annual event, a pre-departure celebration was held on the 19th of May at Sydney’s International Airport, which marked the first time all 60 delegates had gathered before their venture to Guam.

The Festival of Pacific Arts is one of the largest cultural gatherings in the Pacific region, highlighting the importance of cultural traditions and cultural exchange. With over 2,500 delegates including artists, performers and international cultural practitioners, Australia’a delegates will boast a diverse program of traditional and contemporary music, dance, art, literature, photography, film, theatre and much more.

Australia’s inclusion in the festival is supported by the Australian Government in conjunction with Torres Strait Regional Authority, Creative Victoria, Arts NT, the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts, as well as the Queensland Government’s Arts Queensland’s Backing Indigenous Arts initiative.

The Festival of Pacific Arts will be taking place from May 22 to June 4. For more information, head here.

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